Charter House

Welcome to the Charter House page! Charter House is the world’s only Mayo Clinic Retirement Living and is located in Rochester, Minnesota.

In these pages we provide you with helpful resources that enable you to age in a healthy and purposeful way. You’ll find insight from Mayo Clinic experts, wellness tips, and personal stories about aging well. Follow us as we discuss steps you can take to improve your overall well-being.

PUBLIC PAGE
Nov 1, 2017

Seek Resources

By Aimalicia Staub @aimaliciastaub
Expert Insight "Consider your needs to maintain a healthy retirement, from reducing your risk of falls and staying safe behind the wheel to improving your memory. Make sure you create a lifestyle for yourself in which you cover all the factors impacting your potential for better health. You will function [...]
Seek Resources
Oct 23, 2017

Stay Connected

By Aimalicia Staub @aimaliciastaub
Expert Insight "Our research has found if people have good physical, intellectual, and emotional well-being, more social connectedness, and if they perceived themselves to have better coping skills, they will feel they have a better quality of life. Beyond companionship, research also shows being connected to others may help you [...]
Stay Connected
Aug 3, 2017

12 Strategies for Healthy Aging

By Aimalicia Staub @aimaliciastaub
Charter House and the Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center have collaborated to develop the 12 Strategies of Healthy Aging.  Both organizations are combining their expertise to offer a monthly newsletter to all Mayo Clinic employees, retirees, volunteers, students, spouses, and Charter House Future Resident Club members. This is a wonderful opportunity [...]
12 Strategies for Healthy Aging
Jul 28, 2017

Tips from Dr. Donald Hensrud

By Aimalicia Staub @aimaliciastaub
"Adults living along may eat the same thing over and over again because it's easy, or lose interest in cooking and eating for one.  So they end up on a 'cookies and milk' diet.  Having a broad spectrum of healthier choices available often helps nudge people to eat better.  The [...]
Tips from Dr. Donald Hensrud
Jul 18, 2017

Enhance Your Functional Fitness

By Aimalicia Staub @aimaliciastaub
Let's Face it, as we grow older, one of the biggest fears we have is losing our independence. Maintaining your capability to perform the common activities of daily living is fundamental to your ability to live independently. Strategically exercising to focus on enhancing your functional fitness will help you stay [...]
Enhance Your Functional Fitness